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S4, S5, S6? What Next? DYW information evening

S4, S5, S6? What Next? DYW information evening

The Developing the Young Workforce team (DYW), are holding a free online event to showcase a range of opportunities and pathways available to young people who wish to leave school.

Hear from the following local employers and further/higher education providers who have experience in supporting young people into the workplace in a variety of different pathways.

  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Bon Accord Care
  • Balfour Beatty
  • NESCol
  • RGU
  • Tullos Training

Suitable for pupils in S4-6 and parents/carers.  The event is next Thursday 18th March from 6.30pm – 7.30pm and if interested you should register online.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/s4-s5-s6-what-next-tickets-144467645617

Ryan makes his debut!

Ryan makes his debut!

At just 16 years old, former pupil Ryan Duncan made his first team debut for Aberdeen today,

Ryan’s debut

against league leaders Rangers.  All the years of hard work and commitment to his football paying off and no doubt the start of big things to come.  We are all cheering you on Ryan well done! 👏⚽️👏⚽️👏⚽️

House Challenge – Walk the NC500

House Challenge – Walk the NC500

Well done and thank you to all pupils and their families who took part in our House challenge, a virtual race around the NC500.  We had 112 teams enter which was brilliant and we have managed to gather lots of very important house points.

Overall top 4 winners were:

Fastest Finish 100 Glenbuchat The Marching Murrays 1,982,000
Second fastest 75 Craigievar Munro Monsters 1,842,237
Third fastest 50 Kildrummy The Nifty Nicols 1,527,727
Fourth fastest 25 Forbes Marshall Dawson’s 1,101,732

House points gained as follows

 

Craigievar            345
Glenbuchat        555
Forbes                  805
Kildrummy          875

 

Please keep sending in your house points forms – we need your points!

Alford pupil wins!

Alford pupil wins!

Congratulations to Stuart Veitch who has won the Aberdreams got talent competition, with his own song he wrote about being in Lockdown.  Emeli Sande chose the winner out of the top 3, on the 31st May.  Thanks for all your support.

Alford Pupil sings in lockdown

Alford Pupil sings in lockdown

Well done to talented musician and Alford Academy pupil Stuart Veitch, who has reached the final 10 in local competition Aberdreams got talent, with a song he wrote about being in lockdown.  Alford’s own Emeli Sande will choose the winner out of the top 3.    Voting closes at midnight tonight.

Stuart is the third act on at around 6 minutes:

 

 

 

House Challenge NC500

House Challenge NC500

We now have 90 teams signed up and marching their way around the NC500 for our House Challenge.  It is looking fairly level at the moment – keep up the good work!  Totals are due in today for week one, and leaders will be posted soon.  Please count the weekly combined steps for your team, then send in using the Step update form.  If you have not yet signed up, you can still enter by using the house challenge sign up form.  Also don’t forget to take a wee video singing 500 miles  by the Proclaimers – let’s walk and sing this away together!  All details of how to enter, and how to send in videos, are on google classrooms.  Happy walking 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️

 

 

**HOUSE CHALLENGE** WALK THE NC500 VIRTUAL RACE

**HOUSE CHALLENGE** WALK THE NC500 VIRTUAL RACE

HOUSE COMPETITION
ALFORD ACADEMY LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE

Fancy walking the NC500?  Now is your chance!  Enter a family team and start tracking your steps today.  Send your weekly family step count to your guidance teacher.  Climb that leader board to house points glory!

On your journey why not  take part in our school singalong?  Please send in your videos singing/miming that Proclaimers 500 mile classic and our music department will do the rest!

Parents, siblings and carers we need you too – fun for all the family!

All details of how to enter, the rules, and allocation of points are in your google classroom.  Good luck and may the best house win!

 

 

 

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